The rainforest canopy walk is the latest attraction in the central catchment area of Singapore and it is worth the experience walking on top of a tropical rainforest on the tree canopies. In order to get to the canopy walk, you can start at the carpark located along Venus Dribe just off Upper Thomson Road. The route is well marked with signboards...more
Because the area surrounding the 3 reservoirs in Singapore's central catchment area consists mainly of jungles, there are some well-marked tracks for those who like to walk or jog in the jungle. These tracks are especially popular among the locals during the weekends. One of the track which starts at MacRitchie Reservoir can go all the way to Bukit...more
This park located at the Upper Peirce Reservoir is harder to reach than the rest of the parks in this area, as it is at the end of a long road where the entrance is along Old Upper Thompson Road. Nevertheless, those local people who have vehicles like to visit this park because of the remoteness. One thing to note is that the gate of the road...more
The best way to go to the MacRitchie, Seletar and Pierce Reservoir areas in central Singapore is by car because their location is not really in the city area. Another good thing is that there are lots of car parks at the various locations and they are free of charge every day.
Sometimes you will meet the local people catching various creatures in the rainforest, especially fishes in the streams. When we were there, we met the old man in this photograph who managed to catch a few big fishes in the stream using very simple techniques. Apparently, he is very experienced in catching fishes in this area.
You may encounter snakes, monitor lizards and other animals in the rainforest trails. Do not panic when you encounter them. Stay calm and let them move past you. Remember that they are more frightened by you then you are frightened of them because you are much bigger and they may think you are a predator.more
There is a water processing plant located along the trail from MacRitchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah Hill (this overlaps with the latest rainforest canopy walk trail). Do not take photos of this water processing plant or else the guards will shout at you and give you warning. This is because they are afraid of terrorist attack on this facility, so do...more
You will encounter some small and idyllic rainforest streams along the trails with clean and shallow flowing water. Take time to look carefully and you will find lots of small fishes and other creatures in or around the water.
Favorite thing: The various trails around the MacRitchie, Seletar and Pierce Reservoir areas are wide and well paved. There are very good signboards to guide you in the right direction, ample shelters for resting and ranger stations located at specific locations. As such, you don't have to worry much about the above.